Writing for Children: Intro to Story Structure [Clare Meeker]
We’ll examine how a story is structured from board books and picture books to middle grade and young-adult novels. Through class discussion, in-class writing exercises, and weekly reading assignments, students will learn how develop a plot around choices a character makes and build a story arc that will hold a young reader’s interest. We’ll study how the pros do it — from picture-book author Mo Willems to young-adult mystery by Elizabeth George. Students will receive written feedback from the instructor and come away with a concrete piece of writing.
No class May 17.
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